Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Juliette would only look at the camera when Uncle Chris was holding her
Chris and I stopped back by Uncle George's on Friday afternoon to see my little cousin Georgie, his mom Lauren and his brother Miles, who came up from San Diego.
Georgie didn't feel like smiling for the camera after his napThen we headed over to see the three Js for an Italian dinner and lots of sweets.
Juliette loves taking a bath before bedtime
On Saturday morning, we went to Long Beach for a couple hours to visit with my great aunts Ruth and Geneie. It was my first time in Southern California for Christmas in probably 10 years, and it was really great to get to spend time with my family for the holidays.
Monday, December 22, 2008
During the regular season, they play Tuesdays and Thursdays and most of the time, most of us go. (Last week, before a later game, the ladies got together first for a bite and a drink. Hopefully we'll do this more often.) In the pre-season, they play in a tournament. Last week was the final week of the tournament, and they played four nights in a row, winning the first three nights. It was one if the higher scoring games they've played, and a close one. The Shenanigans lost the final game of the tournament 69-72.
The boys, after the game. I was afraid to take a picture during the game because it was so intense.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
This is a picture of our thermostat, if you couldn't tell. It was taken when I woke up last Saturday. The line on the left indicates the indoor temperature: 55 degrees. Unlike Ernesto, we know how to turn on our heater. The problem is that Chris doesn't want to. Ever. It's become a daily routine, where I ask him if we can turn it on and he says no - or I turn it on without asking him and he comes behind me and shuts it off. Saturday, you wouldn't believe my excitement when he came home from work and suggested we turn it on. But Sunday, when he came home from work and I already had it on, he said "We don't need to turn the heater on during the day." Huh? I was home all day and It. Was. Cold. And then it got colder. We got snow last night. For real this time. And there's going to be more all week. And just a couple hours ago when we went to Chris' basketball game, it was about 24 degrees outside. So when we got home, and I turned the heater on, what does he say? "Not yet." My blankets, sweatshirts, scarves and I are becoming great friends.
Here is the current scene from our balcony:
Thursday, December 11, 2008
These guys were awfully enthusiastic for a Tuesday night game against Sonoma State.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
There were prizes for the two ugliest sweaters and, I have to say, I was robbed! I have two theories: one, since there were about 30 people at this party and I didn't know a lot of them, they didn't vote for me because they didn't know my name. My other theory is that, while the guy I thought I could've beaten didn't have the uglier sweater, he was wearing a women's Christmas cardigan with an attached scarf over a Mr. T T-shirt ... so he won because it was pretty funny.
I have to say, a lot of the guys were wearing women's sweaters (some with shoulder pads!) If I'd have known this was the case, I might have found Chris a women's sweater as well. His definitely wasn't the worst.
The party was a great time, and there was tons of food. It was like Thanksgiving, part 2 ... except with Beer Pong.
The snowman turtleneck really completed my look.
Erin, John and Na show off their fugly sweaters.
Sandor deep frying the turkey.